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Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

7 Things to Know While You're Undergoing Chemotherapy

Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski | Posted 08.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski

While I can't guarantee that your road will be without bumps, in fact, I can almost assure you that there will be bumps, I can offer you some insights that helped me along the way. So, buckle up and hold on tight, you can do this. Good luck to you my friend. I'm sending you love and strength.

7 Things to Know Before Starting Chemotherapy

Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Ghoorah Sieminski

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2012 at the age of 37, my world was turned upside down. My particular flavor of cancer was stag...

Coping With the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

After my fourth round of chemotherapy, I went into what I now refer to as "The Funk Zone." What helped me the most was my ability to put on my nurse's cap (being a nurse was definitely a Silver Lining during my treatment) and assign myself some healthy coping mechanisms.

How Chemotherapy Works

George Zaidan | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
George Zaidan

Cancer isn't one disease, and there isn't one cure. The menu of treatment options includes drugs (chemotherapy), surgery, and radiation; they are often used together or one after another.

Decision Making in Breast Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As a nurse and social worker, I have a unique perspective on decision making because I approach it "from the other side of the bed." I put my professional hat on and ponder: How would I handle this situation if I were counseling a patient?

How To Support A Friend With Cancer

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 01.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As I was mentally preparing for chemotherapy infusion #4 (out of 6) for breast cancer, a dear friend emailed a very timely question: How does one Keep Calm And Carry On when a dear friend is diagnosed with breast cancer?

A Night On Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Meds

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

As you may recall, dexamethasone is taken the day before chemotherapy, the day of chemotherapy and the day after chemotherapy. Yes, it's A LOT.

Breast Cancer Chemotherapy: Decisions, Decisions

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

One of the many challenges of navigating the health care world is that there are a trillion, no, make that a gazillion decisions to make, informed by millions of people with trillions of opinions.

'Cooling Caps' Tested To Help Cancer Patients Keep Hair

latimes.com | Amber Dance, Special to the Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A handful of San Francisco breast cancer patients are donning frigid skullcaps to test a device designed to keep hair tightly rooted during chemothera...

Art with a Heart

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

The Hearts for Anna online fundraiser offers a chance to help Anna beat her cancer and get a beautiful piece of art in return.

Fewer Breast Cancer Patients Can Expect Chemo

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Thousands of breast cancer patients each year could be spared chemotherapy or get gentler versions of it without harming their odds of beating the dis...